Red Horn Kratom – Effects, Dosage and Review

The Unpredictably Awesome Kratom Strain

Have you ever wondered why we, as humans, find the adrenaline rush from roller coasters so enjoyable?

Sure, some of us like being scared to death and feeling the adrenaline rush as our heartbeat drums hard into our chest. It makes us feel so alive!

But I think it’s much more deeper than that. Instead, what draws us in is the fact that they’re so unpredictable and have us on the edge of our seats the whole time, not knowing which way they’ll turn next.

Humans enjoy unpredictable circumstances because predictable outcomes are… let’s face it… just plain old boring. It’s why no one likes “cheesy” cliche movies since they’re so predictable and easy to guess what comes next.

There’s no thrill, no excitement.

On that note, let me introduce you to Red Horn Kratom.

What is Red Horned Kratom?

Red Horn Kratom, also known as Red Horned Maeng Da, is a red veined Kratom strain that if I was to describe it in one word, that word would be: “unpredictable”.

Sure, it’s marketed as a “slow” strain, but it has the ability to take on any form of speed in my experience. Slow, moderate, fast, in between, you name it… but that’s exactly what makes this strain so unique.

It’s a very rare strain that belongs to a group of Kratom leaves called “horned leaf Kratom”.

Is Horned Kratom a Scam?

Red Horn Kratom, often called simply ‘Red Horn’, is not a scam in the sense that it does come from Kratom plants native to the Borneo region that possess distinctive “pointy” edges to the leaves, like horns. These spiked leaves are what Kratom powders are eventually made from.

Is Red Horn Kratom Stronger?

Of course, the cosmetic quality alone of these leaves does not make the strain stronger necessarily. However, the fact that this is a red veined Kratom variety means that it is allowed to fully mature before it is harvested, and then picked at peak maturity.

And this can only mean one thing: maximum alkaloids.

Red Vein Kratom Strains

Natural Red Kratom Tree

Similar to other red strains and red veined varieties, Red Horn Kratom is harvested when the veins on the leaves have turned red in color (hence the name Red Horn Kratom). When the veins turn red, that is an indication that the alkaloid profile is rich in Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, two of the most potent alkaloids produced by the Kratom tree. It is this alkaloid profile that gives similar strains of red vein Kratom their unique properties and effects.

But is it an ideal strain for you? Read more about my experience with this unique strain below…

Red Horn Kratom Review

Red horned Kratom is actually one of the most potent Kratom strains ever found in my experience and will completely blow you out of the water with its range of aromas.

I really like strong strains like Red Maeng Da, Red Borneo or Red Thai, and this additional variation in particular fits my personality just perfectly because I don’t like any plain old vanilla style of doing things. I like to spice things up!

It’s similar to Yellow Sumatra in a way, because that has been reported to produce the effects of a “fast” strain from time to time even though it’s a “slow” strain.

On the other hand, red vein horned Kratom is a “do it all” strain which will give Yellow Sumatra a run for its money.

Some days you might feel the effects of a true slow strain. You’ll be mellowed out, relaxed and chilling like a villain on a big comfortable couch somewhere.

Other times you may be bouncing off the walls as if you just burned a fast strain!

And still other times it may be confusing and you’ll have a mix of both worlds. You may be feeling mellowed out and relaxed but amped up enough that you feel you could carry an elephant with your two bare hands all the way to the top of the Himalayan mountains with super laser focus.

I’ve definitely had my fair share of great times with red horn Kratom. It’s almost like having a hippie/nerd/frat boy/Gym douche/Superman all in one mix. The word “amazing” wouldn’t do this strain any justice.

Related: What are the Different Kratom Strains?

Red Horn Strain Dosage

Since red horn Kratom is very potent, you can begin to experience the aroma with a dose as low as 1-3 grams. This is assuming you’re getting it from a reputable vendor like the ones I will suggest shortly.

Red Horned Kratom Powder (Smiley Horned Hippo)

That’s right, 1-3 grams. That wasn’t a typo.

Sometimes 1 gram is enough. For Kratom enthusiasts like myself, I’ve been using Kratom for a while and 3 grams is usually the “sweet spot” for me at the moment but if you’re new to Kratom or just new to this strain, I guarantee you’ll feel effects at a lower dose.

I have also noticed that it’s never really hit or miss with this strain; I always get some sort of aroma every time I take it. A bit like Green Indo Kratom.

Related: Kratom Dosage: How to Find Your “Sweet Spot”

Red Horn Kratom Effects

As mentioned already, Red Horn Kratom comes from the Kratom plant (more appropriately, Kratom trees) called Mitragyna Specioca. Similar to other strains, red horn strains are potent, offering a calming, euphoric, relaxing ride. However, Red Horn Kratom also has a versatile nature to it, acting in sometimes unpredicable ways. Some Kratom users find that aspect appealing, while others prefer a more predictable experience.

Although Red Horn Kratom is a mixed bag of randomness and uncertainty, the following are almost always guaranteed red horned leaf Kratom effects:

  • A mild to strong energy boost
  • An increase in mood and sense of well being
  • Strong analgesic results, effectively reducing pain
  • A reduction of anxiety
  • An increase in relaxing sensations

Dose-Dependent Effects of Red Horn Kratom

This Kratom strain, like all Kratom strains, produce effects and offer benefits that vary depending on the dose consumed.

Red Horn Kratom Effects at Low Doses

At smaller doses, this sometimes unpredictable strain, generally offers a more energetic and uplifting experience, with benefits including calming effects, stimulation similar to caffeine, improved mood and reduced stress.

Red Horn Kratom Effects at Higher Doses

At larger doses, Horn Kratom takes on a depressive effect, working similar to opioids (but gentler), to produce effects including pain relief, excessive euphoria, calming, sedation, relaxing, and mood enhancement, helping users get a good night’s sleep.

Red Horn Kratom Strain Side-Effects

I really love this strain but there are just a couple of drawbacks or minor side effects I should mention.

I have noticed I sometimes have a proneness to headaches when burning this strain compared to other strains of Kratom. Not always but it happens. I also tend to get dry mouth from time to time. For some reason it brings up minor symptoms of dehydration so the solution is simple: Drink more water!

Stay hydrated; Kratom 101.

Some people say they feel itchy when the aroma from this strain first hits them but I have never experienced that myself. Kratom can produce side effects, so be mindful.

Red Horn Kratom Products

This potent red vein strain is grown throughout Southeast Asia and is available in a wide range of Red Horn products. Let’s take a look at the types of Red Horn Kratom products available…

The Best Red Horn Kratom Products

Red Horn Kratom Powder Form

Versatile, the alkaloids in powder can be added to make any type of Kratom product you desire. From incorporating in coffees and teas, to snacks, deserts and more.


Pre-measured for an accurate dose of alkaloids, you’ll never have to worry about measuring out powder to get the right alkaloid content again. Although more costly, you gain the added benefit of convenience, portability, and discretion.

Red Horn Extracts

Remember to take it slow to see how your body reacts. Small doses go a long way and a little is often all that’s needed to experience relaxation, energy, pain relief and a host of other benefits.

Where to Buy Red Horn Kratom

The below sellers are among the best places to buy from and usually stock Red Horn. These sellers are all certified by the American Kratom Association which means their products use lab-tested Kratom, produced in facilities with certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) status, something you can confirm for yourself.

1. Happy Hippo Herbals

Happy Hippo Herbals logo

Best Overall

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“Smiley Horned Hippo” by Happy Hippo is our top recommendation. It’s fresh, potent and they provide an unmatched shopping experience.

Use coupon code KRATOMIQ for 15% Off!

2. Kraken Kratom


Kraken Kratom is another legit Kratom vendor that offer free shipping as standard. However, their Red Horn isn’t always available.

3. Left Coast Kratom


Left Coast Kratom are just as good as Kraken and have a reliable “Horned Red Maeng Da”. This is your next best option.

Final Thoughts About Red Horn Kratom

A Potent Strain I Hope You Enjoy As Much as I Do

With its roller coaster like and unpredictable aroma effects, red horn Kratom will definitely keep you on your toes and guessing of what’s to come next.

Classified as a “slow” strain, it comes with the stereotypical mellow, chilled out, and sedative feeling but you’d quickly change your mind and swear it’s a fast strain when you decide to burn it again. See for yourself.

“Horned leaf Kratom” can genuinely be rare and hard to come by, so definitely go and give it a try before it’s taken off the shelves.

Enjoy the ride!

Written by Daniel Recardo

Founder of Kratom IQ; a self-improvement junkie and Kratom enthusiast. I started this website in 2015 to help people avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes with Mitragyna Speciosa, and ultimately get the most out of this amazing plant. Learn More...

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2 thoughts on “Red Horn Kratom – Effects, Dosage and Review”

  1. Hey – great site with tons of great info. One question – you often mention “burning it” and do so a few times in this article. Are you actually smoking or vaping the powder? I read your 101 on how to consume it, but I didn’t see anything there about burning it?


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